April 2018

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Business Plus Second Quarter Meeting

The Business Plus Board of Directors invites our investors, potential investors, and those interested in growing Southern Idaho's economy to attend our Second Quarter Board Meeting and Community Lunch.

"Southern Idaho's Labor Market and 
New  Apprenticeship Program"

Doug Manning, Burley Economic Development
Connie Stopher, SIEDO Update
Jan Roeser, IDOL Regional Economist
Chet Jeppesen, IDOL Workforce Consultant
Jon Zielinski, Dow Chemical

Thursday, May 10, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Burley Inn Best Western
800 N. Overland Avenue, Burley, Idaho

Event generously sponsored by:
Burley Inn Best Western,  KeyBank,   and  Mountain West Realty

Business Plus supports SIEDO's mission of building a healthy economy through a focus on labor, people, housing, business attraction, business expansion and retention, and marketing. Your organization can be part of our future by joining Business Plus.

If you are not an investor yet, let's talk...give me a call:  208-539-6470.

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director


Applications  for Operation Facelift
(Clicking here will take you to KMVT's coverage)
SIEDO is accepting applications from communities for Operation Facelift. The event helps boost communities and businesses by improving curb appeal.  Call 208-732-6459.

Partnering with the Idaho National Laboratory
(Clicking here will direct you to the INL's Newsletter)
News from the INL - your partner in discovery and innovation.

Thank You to New and Renewing Investors

  • Alliance Title & Escrow
  • Eastern Idaho Railroad (Watco Companies)
  • Farmers Bank
  • KeyBank
  • KMVT
  • Magic Valley Media (Times-News)
  • NuVu Glass
  • Oregon Trail RV
  • PCA Packaging Corporation of America
  • TitleOne

Spotlight on Investors

NEW Investors:
Rinard Media  is a digital agency that builds awesome websites found on the top of Google. Our clients get more   sales and better customers.  Founder Zach Rinard and his team are specialists in  Website Design to help you look good online,  SEO Placement so you are at the top of Google, and Digital Marketing so you reach the right customers.

What Makes a Good Website?  Rinard Media has built quite a few websites now and we would like to address what we believe makes a good website. The DIY website industry brings some of these ideas to life without really educating the customer, so we want to share some of Rinard Media's core values on website design. 

Our Goal at Rinard Media is to incorporate all 5 of these elements into each and every website we build. This raises the bar and ensures that quality is reached every time.   Continue Reading

Devil's Corral is slated to be a world-class eco-tourism destination. 

George Panagiotou, founder and president of  
Devil's Corral, is now an investor in Business Plus supporting Southern Idaho's economy. 

Panagiotou's  vision is to develop Devil's Corral into a world-class eco-tourism destination. Opportunities for its development include a lodge, hotel and/or co nference center, small environmentally friendly housing and rentals, an equest rian and entertainment center, and outdoor sports including hiking, water slides, zip lines, rock climbing, and BASE jumping. Development of such a destination resort would have a significant impact on our economy with its draw of tourists, recreation opportunities for our residents, and attracting talent to the region offering enticing lifestyle opportunities.

Check Presentations

Wells Fargo
L-R: Rob Atkins, Shane Hamblin, Rebecca Wildman and Amy Brinkman

Woodbury Corporation
Magic Valley Mall,  Target, Best Buy & Dick's Shopping Center
L-R: Heather Barrett, Trevor White, Rebecca Wildman and Brent White

Family Health Services

L-R: Aaron Houston, Rebecca Wildman and Cheryl Phillips

Campaign Investors

PLATINUM ($10,000-$25,000)
   First Federal*
   D.L. Evans Bank
   Idaho Central Credit Union
GOLD ($5,000-$9,999)
    Clif Bar
   Cooper Norman, CPAs
   Idaho Dairymen's Association
   Idaho National Lab (INL)*
   Idaho Power*
   Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*
   St. Luke's Magic Valley*
   Woodbury Corporation
       Magic Valley Mall, Target, Best Buy
       & Dick's Shopping Centers

SILVER ($2,500-$4,999)
   American Real Estate & Appraisal*
   Dot Foods
   EHM Engineers, Inc.
   Elevation 486
   Farmers National Bank
   Givens Pursley, LLP
   Intermountain Gas Company*
   Magic Valley Electric
   Mountain West Realty
   Mr. Gas*
   NOVOLEX/Hilex Poly
   Oasis Stop 'N Go & Travelers' Oasis*
   PCA Packaging Corporation of America *
   Starr Corporation*
   United Electric Co-op, Inc.
   Washington Federal
   Watkins Distributing*
   Wells Fargo Bank
   WillTran, Inc.
  BRONZE ($1,000-$2,499)
   Alliance Title & Escrow*
   Banner Bank
   Best Western Burley Inn
   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 
        Idaho Homes & Properties
   Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool 
        & Spa
   Cassia Regional Hospital - 
        Intermountain Healthcare*
   Clear Springs Foods*
   Collins Connection -  Kent & Cindy Collins
        Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*
   Columbia Bank
   Con Paulos Chevrolet
   Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR)*
   Elwood Staffing
   Farm Bureau Insurance
   First American Title Company
   Giltner, Inc.
   Goode Motor Auto Group
   J-U-B Engineers
   K&T Steel*
   Lytle Signs
BRONZE (Cont.)
   Minidoka Memorial Hospital
   Nelson & Co.
   Nu-Vu Glass
   St. Luke's Jerome*
   Stephan, Kvanvig, Stone & Trainor
   Sterling Urgent Care
   TEC-Distributing of Idaho *
   Titlefact, Inc.*
   U.S. Bank
   Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact
        Athletic Club*
   Wills, Inc.*
   Wills Toyota*
   Zions Bank

COMMUNITY ($100-$999) 
    Boccard Life Sciences
   Cable One
   Family Health Services
   Gem State Welders Supply*
   i.t. Integrated Technologies
   Moss Greenhouses
    New Leaf Properties
   North Canyon Medical Center
   Oregon Trail RV Park
   Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*
   Stratus Communications, LLC
   Best Western Burley Inn
   Cable One
   Century 21 Riverside Realty
   Con Paulos Chevrolet
   D.L. Evans Bank
   Dot Foods
   Elevation 486
   Farm Bureau Insurance
   First Federal
   Goode Motor Auto Group
   Intermountain Gas Company
   Minidoka Memorial Hospital
   Mountain West Realty
   Mr. Gas / Mr. Wash
   NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly
   Packaging Specialties of Idaho (PSI)
   Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)
   Sorans Restaurants, Inc.
   Starr Corporation
   United Electric Co-op, Inc.
   U.S. Bank
   Watkins Distributing
   Wells Fargo Bank
   Willamette Dental Group
   WOW Logistics

*indicates 10+ years of support since 2003

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director